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Friday Fill-Ins

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Happy Friday everybody!    It’s time to fill in the blanks……….this fun blog hop is co-hosted by our friends at 15andMeowing AND Four-Legged Furballs and it’s a great time to get together and share information about ourselves or our humans!    How do we do that?   Well each of our hostesses give us TWO sentences and WE take over and fill in the blanks!   It’s fun and if you wanna join in – click the badge above to go to 15andMeowing and fill in the LINKY FORM – EASY!

Here are this week’s sentences and Mom and I split them up this time around.   I filled in #1 and #3 and Mom did #2 and #4!   Mine are BLUE and hers are RED.

1. When it is hot, I like being under a shrub outside OR my dwarf maple tree in the cool dirt!.
2. I am looking forward to the END of this month.   (note:  July is the most miserable month possible here in Northern Virginia…..August won’t be much better but still not as bad as July!)
3. The theme song of my life would be “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” (except that this lion sleeps not just at night but most of the time….tee hee).
4. There is no such thing as too many friends or too much love.

OK Mom – we did it again this week!    We make good fill-in partners don’t you think?    I have to admit too that even though I love being outside in the heat, I do think July is rather miserable – it’s not just hot but it’s humid and I know that makes you uncomfortable when you take me outside.   At least we have a lot of shade around in our yard AND there’s always the nice cool woods we can hide out in……

Down the woods trail to the bench……

I hope everyone stays cool today – we are hopeful that today we will at long last get some rain.   All the plants are wanting it – Mom and Dad want it – and I have to admit, I want it – another of my favorite things is taking a walk in the rain!

HAPPY FRIDAY!

Let’s go!!!

Love, Teddy

 

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Friendly Fill-Ins

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It’s Friday!  Time to Fill-In!

YAY!    Friday means fill-in fun with our co-hosts, 15andMeowing and Four-Legged Furballs.   If you click the badge above you can fill out the linky tool and join the rest of us as we fill-in the blanks in FOUR sentences – two from each of our co-hosts.  It’s fun – we learn new stuff about each other every single Friday.

I thought I’d let Mom fill-in today……………..give her a little treat you know……….I don’t let her do this EVERY week – I wouldn’t want to spoil her!

Here are this week’s sentences and Mom’s fill-ins are in BLUE.

1. Fireworks are so darn loud and noisy – they scare Teddy and with all the trees around I’m always worried about fires.

2. My favorite 4th of July picnic food is hot dogs – always has been and probably always will be my favorite!

3. I begin every day with A prayer and coffee – not necessarily in that order!_________.

4. Homemade biscotti is the best thing since sliced bread.

 

OK Mom – you did well…………and I’m glad you worked ME into one of your answers.   I really don’t like all that noise for sure.   Angel Sammy told me that you and Dad used to do fireworks in your front yard and he didn’t like that much.   You haven’t done that since I’ve been here and I hope you don’t start!    Actually he said they were just fountains – nothing loud- just sparkly and colorful.   That I wouldn’t mind too much……..so if you wanna have a few, I promise not to be a scaredy cat.

THANK YOU ELLEN AND LORIANNE FOR CO-HOSTING FILL-INS!    

Love, Teddy

Friendly Fill-Ins

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HAPPY FRIDAY!    Time to do some filling in of sentences……one of our favorite Hopping activities around here.   Each week we get two sentences from our co-hosts, Four-Legged Furballs and 15andMeowing and we put words in the blanks they leave in the sentences.   What happens then?  Well we learn something NEW about each other – that’s what!    Want to join in?  Please do – just click the badge above – it will take you to 15andMeowing and if you fill out the LINKY FORM you’ll be IN with the rest of us!

I am letting my Mom take over filling in today – when I read the first question I KNEW it was meant for a human instead of a “human-like-cat” which of course is ME!   Mom’s words are in GREEN.

 

1. My favorite subject in school was Art – oh how I loved that class!
2. An extracurricular activity I participated in was NOTHING – that’s right – I didn’t do any extracurricular activities because there were none at my high school.
3. I want to learn some new stretching exercises – I’m thinking about taking yoga.
4. It takes courage to make ANY kind of a change in your life because we are all comfortable with the familiar but change can also be EXHILARATING!

 


There you have it – words of wisdom from my Mom.    Well maybe “wisdom” isn’t the right word – maybe “words from an over-70 lady” is a better thing to say.   GO MOM GO!
It was a sunny day today so I got to go outside several times on my harness.   The only complaint I have is that Mom and Dad applied Holly Tone to some of their trees/shrubs in the yard and that stuff STINKS.   That’s right – I said STINKS!    I’m sure it will fade with time or the first rain but right now, it’s interfering with my usual pathway through the yard – I have to take detours around some of the landscaping.   The worst thing is that I WAS NOT CONSULTED ABOUT THIS STINK-IFYING procedure before it took place!
I guess if that’s my biggest complaint, then I’m still a lucky guy right?

Happy Friday!

Hugs, Teddy

Friendly Fill Ins

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Hello and Happy Friday!    Even though Annie at McGuffy’s Reader is on a blogging hiatus for a while, Ellen at 15andMeowing has partnered up with Lorianne at FourLeggedFurballs to keep the Fill-Ins going while Annie is taking a break.   We are happy to be pawticipating this week!    If you’d like to join in the fun, click the badge above and be taken to 15andMeowing to LINK UP!

Here are this week’s sentences to fill in and our fill-ins are in RED.    Oh yes – I forgot to tell you – I let my Mom be the “filler-inner” this week……nice of me huh???

1.Happiness is what keeps me young.

2. Ten years ago, I was happily living life with my husband and an adorable ginger cat and I STILL am – but the cat is now Teddy when back then it was Sammy!.

3. Laughter truly  is the best medicine.

4. Most people don’t know that I have written three books myself, contributed to an anthology written by all women, and been the editor of a poetry book for a publisher.
Mom I think everyone knows you’ve written books but then again we have a lot of new followers who might not know that.
We hope that you have a fabulous Friday – we are having a WET Friday which fits right in with the rest of this week because it’s rained EVERY DAY.   A couple of very dangerous storms among them, but mostly just dark skies and heavy rain.    Luckily, my Dad has indulged my love of being outside by putting on my harness and his rain gear and taking me out in the rain.   Know what?  I don’t mind it one bit.   I don’t mind getting WET as long as it’s RAIN doing it and not a bath with soap!  YUCK!

Love, Teddy

Friendly Fill-Ins

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Friday!   Time to have some fun with filling in the blanks on the four sentences our co-hosts give us every week.    Ellen of 15andMeowing and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader both give us TWO sentences to finish up in this fun Hop – the result is those of us who fill in the blanks learn a lot of interesting STUFF about each other!  It’s fun!   Want to join us?   Just click on the badge above, fill in the LINKY tool and that’s all there is to it!!

Here are this week’s four sentences and I let my Mom fill them in for us………her own words are in RED.

 

1. Teddy keeps me BUSY – when he’s awake he’s a bundle of energy.

2. Honesty is the secret to lasting friendships.

3. A friend is a GIFT to be cherished.

4. Right now, I am thankful to be alive.

 

OK Mom – good job!    I guess I am a bit of a “hand full” aren’t I!    I can bug you and Dad to bits when I want to go outside – now that I’ve learned how to say “OWWA” (out) I say it at the front door while trying to open it myself with my two paws.   Well Angel Sammy taught me that one so you can blame him.   HAHA    I’m sorry one of my favorite things is wallowing in the dirt when I’m out there though.  I have three favorite spots in the yard that have no grass and are just DIRT and boy do I love to roll around in those spots!    Daddy calls me his little “dirtball”………and you call me your little “piggy”.   I’m glad I can provide entertainment for you two………….

My Mom is going to mow the yard for the first time this Spring tomorrow.   She’s so excited you’d think she’s going on a trip or something.   She loves to mow.   The best thing about all of that is that it is truly STARTING to feel Spring-like here.   We have a couple of days in the 80s coming up before it dips back down into the 50s/60s and leaf buds are coming out on the trees.   It’s been EVER so slow coming but we’re happy to see it at long last.

We all hope you have a great Friday and weekend……………..and that Spring is reaching you wherever you may be!

Love and Spring-like hugs, Teddy

 

Shopping Around The World and Friday Fill-Ins

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It’s Double Duty Friday!  

Today we will be doing Friendly Fill-Ins which is a fun hop co-hosted by Annie of McGuffy’s Reader AND Ellen of 15andMeowing……….THEN we will be adding to that post, our “SHOPPING AROUND THE WORLD” which is hosted by our porcine friend Bacon at his blog PIGLOVE.

Fill-Ins are one of the coolest Hops we know of because it’s so much fun to learn things about each other simply by filling in the blanks in sentences that our co-hosts give us every week.   What’s easier than that?   Sometimes I get to fill in and sometimes Mom gets to fill in and sometimes we both do.   Wanna play along?  Click McGuffy’s badge above and fill in the LINKY tool to join us.

Here are the FOUR sentences – two from each co-host…………..and I’m letting my Mom fill them in this week!    Her “fill-ins” are in BLUE.

1. For Easter (or Passover), I hide Easter eggs inside the house for my husband to find – it’s a long-standing tradition!

2. My favorite Easter (or Passover) treat is chocolate – I can’t deny it!

3. Lately, the song “Something About You” by Level 42 – it’s an oldie but I heard it on the 80s’ station on the radio the other day and it is stuck in my head.

4. The A-Z Blogging Challenge is an annual event I’ve never participated in – I seem to just be too darn busy with other things but it’s fun to see what others do with the challenge.

 

Thanks Mom – I guess by “BUSY WITH OTHER THINGS” means ME right?   Oh well………

Now, onward to the next thing which is “SHOPPING AROUND THE WORLD”……………..this one is cool because every month our host Bacon gives us a project to research and provide a recipe for – like it could be “favorite dessert” or “favorite sandwich” – then we give the recipe for whatever it is that we make and a list of all the ingredients which includes the PRICES we pay for stuff – what’s so great about that you ask?   WELL, it seems there’s a HUGE difference around the world in prices of food so it’s kind of fun to compare prices PLUS it’s neat to collect recipes!

This month Bacon wants to know what our favorite “GO TO” menu/dish is.   Something our Moms or Dads make that they might do when they need to make something yummy for company, or a favorite meal that’s easy to make when you can’t think of anything else – that kind of thing.   In my house that could be a number of things……but the very EASIEST “GO TO” around here is when Mom makes her Chili/Tamale casserole because it takes her about five minutes to make it.   HAHAHA

 

Ridiculously Easy (aka LAZY) Chili/Tamale Casserole with Cornbread Topping

Mom here – just wanted to say that I keep these ingredients in my pantry at all times because sometimes you just want to throw something together at the last minute or you don’t have TIME to cook all day or you just plain want to dump a bunch of stuff in a casserole dish and make it EASY on yourself!!

Preheat oven to 375 and have your “whatever size” casserole dish ready to pop in the oven after you put your ingredients together.  I have a nice 3 quart round ceramic casserole dish that I use but use whatever size you want and upsize or downsize the ingredients to fit your family.   It’s just the two of us here and my husband eats this stuff like there’s no tomorrow while I have one serving!

INGREDIENTS:

2 LARGE cans of chili – your choice of types – we prefer Hormel’s HOT chili with beans ($1.95 for 15 oz. can)

1 can Hormel Tamales in chili sauce ($1.59 for 15 oz. can)

1 package cornbread mix – I usually get Betty Crocker or Jiffy brand – these are the little packages that you just add sometimes an egg and milk to – EASY!   ($.99 on sale)

HOW TO:

I layer my tamales (after you remove the paper wrapping!!!!) in the bottom of my casserole but some people put them on top and others in the middle.   Doesn’t matter.    The put the cans of chili on top.   Put casserole in the pre-heated oven for about 30 minutes or until it JUST starts to bubble a bit.   Make your cornbread mix and pull your casserole out of the oven long enough to dump the cornbread mix on top of the casserole spreading evenly – pop back in the oven and cook until cornbread is done (look on package of cornbread you’re using for how much time AND you might need to adjust the oven temp too for the cornbread!).    This is absolutely DIVINE.   Simple YES but delish too.   Scoop out servings of the whole thing and if you are a chili lover, I guarantee you’ll have SECONDS!

OK Teddy – the blog is all yours dear boy!!!!

Well Mom, I think we’re DONE for today so I’ll just sign off!   

HUGS, Teddy

Say- is that chili done yet? Smells good!

 

Friendly Fill-Ins Friday!

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Oh boy!   Fill-In Friday is here……………..this is a fun Blog Hop that you can join in if you want to – it’s co-hosted by Annie of McGuffy’s Reader and Ellen of 15andMeowing and you can go to McGuffy’s to join up if you click the badge above!    What is the hop all about?    Well, our co-hosts EACH give us two sentences with blanks in them and all we have to do is fill in the blanks however we want………..what happens?   We learn a lot of new stuff about each other.  Cool right?

I’m going to fill in the blanks ALL BY MYSELF this week……………….Mom said I could………………..and my own words will be in BLUE so you can tell it’s ME ME ME talking!

 

1. When I am nervous, I run for the basement – it’s my safe spot in the house!

2. When I am angry, I won’t look my Mom or Dad in the face – I look away so it’s more like a BIG POUT!.

3. Today, I know for sure that Mom is taking me to the vet at 9:40AM – she doesn’t think I know but I heard her call to make the appointment – I haven’t been eating well or drinking enough water (so she says)!

4. For St. Patrick’s day, I am going to Ireland with the Cat Scouts (virtually of course) **

**Mom says she’d fill in this sentence with “I am making corned beef and cabbage with potatoes in the crockpot” !

 

So there you have it – my Friday fill-ins are done!     That was easy peasy………………..you should join us – it’s fun every week.

Teddy

Angel Sammy

 

Angel Sammy and Teddy O’Kimmell wish you the luck of the Irish on Saturday!!

Friendly Fill-Ins

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Friday’s here so it’s time to fill in sentences!    Our co-hosts give us four sentences every Friday and we fill in the blanks – when we do, we wind up telling a lot about ourselves so it’s fun to do.   Would you like to play along?   Good!   Just click on the badge above and it will take you to McGuffy’s Reader – one of our hosts (along with 15andMeowing) and you can link up!!

Here are this week’s four sentences (two from McGuffy’s and two from 15andMeowing) – and this week I let my Mom be the “Fill In Queen” – her additions are in BLUE!

1. Before you get mad you need to count to ten – sometimes by the time you get to ten what was AWFUL doesn’t seem so AWFUL anymore!.

2. After someone has done something nice for you, always thank them – people should be recognized for CARING.

3. Winter seems so much longer than summer!.

4. Spring is my favorite season – things are coming back to life and growing – also people start SMILING again instead of FROWNING at the bad weather!

 

OK Mom!   Thanks……………I don’t think I would have done a very good job filling in these sentences…………….you did just fine and by the way – I agree about winter seeming like it lasts FOREVER!!!

Wake me when it’s spring will ya Mom????

Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

Friendly Friday Fill-Ins

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Time for some filling in sentence fun.    This is a great blog hop co-hosted by two of our friends…………Miss Annie at McGuffy’s Reader and Miss Ellen at 15andMeowing.    All you do is fill in the blanks in the four sentences these ladies give us Hoppers every Friday – easy right?   It sure is, and if you visit all the Hoppers, you learn all kinds of stuff about each other from what they fill those blanks in WITH.   Yep – trust me.    Want to play along?    Click the badge above and go to McGuffy’s and LINK UP!

This week I decided that I – Teddy the Tiger – can fill in the blanks all by myself instead of letting Mom do them.    My fill-ins are in RED!

1. My favorite president is the president of whatever company owns the company that makes my cat food because I like my foodables a lot!.

2. This weekend, I have plans to sleep, eat, and play – not necessarily in that order.

3. I love my life, and my Mom and Dad.

4. I believe that it will be hard for me to lose weight even though my doctor wants me to and I’m on a DIET now!  BOOOOO.

 

Yep my friends – that #4 is true.  I had a vet appointment yesterday for shots and he had the NERVE to tell my Mom that I weigh too much.   I’m not even TWO YEARS OLD and I’m on a diet?   Well, the fact I weigh 20 lbs. already could have something to do with that I suppose.   Still, if I do lose weight maybe my Dad won’t call me Bubblebutt any longer and Mom won’t call me her little Teletubby (or Teletabby).     I’m now on a prescription diet food!     Sniff.   Oh well – I know I can do this!    I already get lots of exercise because my Mom and Dad play with me a LOT up and down three flights of stairs and with the red dot and walks in the yard but they can “step it up” and play even more with me.    I’ll LIKE that!   Let’s just hope I don’t STARVE.

This print my Dad bought a few years ago which he said reminded him of Angel Sammy NOW looks a

lot like me – at least with the SAD expression; not the SIZE of him though that’s for sure!!!!

Love, Poor Pitiful Me……..Teddy

 

 

Friendly Friday Fill-Ins

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It’s Friday already – time to fill in the blanks in the four sentences we get every week from our co-hosts Ellen of 15andMeowing and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader.    It’s easy – we get two sentences from each of our hosts and we fill in the blanks in the sentences.   Then what?   Well, we visit everyone who’s linked up to the blog and see how THEY filled things in – amazing how much you can learn about people from some blanks in a sentence………besides, it’s lots of fun.    If you want to join in – just click Annie’s badge above – link up and VOILA.

Here are this week’s sentences and Mom is doing them this week as they are more “people” oriented – thank heavens I don’t pay taxes so can’t fill that one in AT ALL……!!    Mom’s fill-ins are in GREEN.

1. My Chinese zodiac animal is PIG – I adore pigs so I’m “good” with that!.

2. My zodiac sign is LIBRA and I am “right on” with much of what the standard Libra description says – for the most part anyway!.

3. Income tax season is something my husband deals with but we are LUCKY because we almost always break even – our tax people have us right on target apparently.

4. In hindsight, I can say without any hesitation that I have had a wonderful life thusfar – ups and downs yes but I rejoiced over the ups and endured the downs and here I am – still going strong as I head into my 71st year.   Grateful?  You betcha.

 

Thanks Mom!    I don’t know any of that stuff about signs and zodiac animals but I hope my sign is CAT – I’m getting good at being one I think!

Oh before I go, I know some of you read our Thursday blog where Angel Sammy gives us a photo to write a poem about every week?    Well the photo that Angel Sammy gave us yesterday for NEXT Thursday’s poetry inspiration was a cool photo and we thought it might make an even cooler puzzle.    So here’s a puzzle for those of you who enjoy jigsaws.   First the photo, then the puzzle.   Good luck!  You can post your time in comments if you like!

CLICK HERE FOR PUZZLE!

Hugs, Teddy and Mom